When you sit down in your favorite restaurant to enjoy a meal with family, friends or a new date, do you ever consider how many calories, grams of fat and carbs you're taking in?
While it may be obvious that going to a restaurant is not as healthy as cooking food at home, some menu items may surprise you about how much they really add to your waistline.
Here are some of the worst restaurants offenders and a substitute that will give you a similar taste, but without all the extra calories.
Read all the way to the end for a surprisingly popular restaurant menu item that makes the list!
Stay away from the Smokehouse Burger. Loaded with New York cheddar, bacon, tangy barbecue sauce and crisp onion rings, this not only packs in a punch of flavor but will hit your waistline hard.
With a whopping 1155 calories and 71 grams of fat, this is one burger you will want to avoid on the menu.
Instead, opt for a turkey burger wrap that will only cost you 591 calories and leave you feeling satisfied.
With a whopping 1,170 calories stay away from the Five Cheese Ziti al Forno. This baked blend of Italian cheese, pasta and signature five cheese marinara, this may be a cheese-lover's dream, but you won't like what it has to offer your body. With 48 grams of fat and 112 grams of carbs, this one is worth skipping.
Instead opt for a leaner Lasagna Primavera with Grilled Chicken that will only cost you 420 calories, but still satisfy your craving for Italian food.
Continue to the next page for items you should never order at T.G.I. Fridays, Denny's and another family favorite.